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2010: 2nd Palliative Care Suite

Thanks to a generous donation from Ed and Trudy Brune HCM has opened its second palliative care suite. The new suite, as well as a similar one opened in 2004, is designed for patients living with a serious illness and who require hospital assistance to manage symptoms and pain. Both of the hospital’s palliative care suites, located on the second floor, offer a serene atmosphere designed to promote peace and comfort for both a patient and their family.

Palliative care provides clear communication, expert management of pain and other symptoms, help with navigating health care resources, guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices, as well as emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families. The additional suite has guest accommodations for loved-ones—which include a living area and bathroom—making it comfortable for family and close friends. The comfort of the rooms allows loved-ones to remain at the bedside as long as they wish during the hospital stay.